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Methed-en-glad was a stronghold that was established at the edge of the forest south of the Crossings of Taeglin during the brief existence of Dor-Cúarthol, when Túrin and Beleg lived on Amon Rûdh. It was kept by previously leaderless Men and Elves who had been dispossessed through battle and defeat. From the stronghold there was a view to the south to Amon Rûdh, to and from which signals could pass for tidings and commands.[1][2]

[edit] Etymology

Methed-en-glad is a Sindarin name meaning "the End of the Wood", consisting of methed ("end") + en (sing. gen. article) + glad ("wood").[3][4]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Land of Bow and Helm", pp. 144-145
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Narn i Hîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)", "Appendix"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, p. 15 (note 7)
  4. "Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth", (accessed 22 January 2012)